Mame is a term used to describe very small bonsai usually less than 10 centimetres or 4 inches in height and generally smaller than shohin. They are very cute due to the smallness of size but do require extra care given the size of pot to avoid drying out.
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This year we again found some stunning bonsai to buy from Lodder bonsai to add to our collections. It is such a pleasure to spend time pursuing through a few thousand trees selecting ones that catch your eye.
The Chinese traditional Bonsai Art is that of Lingnan Penjing Bonsai and it enjoys a world wide reputation for its vigorous, elegant and unrestrained style of harmonious composition, as well as its very own special ‘Grow and Clip Method’. This approach is more natural and refined and tasteful and have continued to develop to this… Read more »
Huangshan mountain (黄山) is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is one of the most stunning places we have had the pleasure to visit in our quest for bonsai inspiration.The weather is a crucial factor in any visit and we had the full range of dense cloud and fog through to brilliant sunshine and rainbows…. Read more »
If you haven’t visited Kew gardens then this is a great time to go as they have a range of activities during the festive season including seasonal illuminations otherwise book a trip for 2016 and see the Orchids in February or just pop along and check out the amazing trees as well as the bonsai house.
The Yu Garden or Yu Yuan Gardens (豫園, s 豫园) in China were stunning, an amazing place to visit whilst touring around the country. The architecture was wonderful with traditional roof tops and decor to be admired and so much history it was inspiring to learn more about the cultural aspects of China here.
The main pines at Pinsongqiu, Daliang County, Shunde in China were that of Pinus massoniana (马尾松) which are commonly known as the Chinese red pine, Masson’s pine or horsetail pine. They are a species native to Taiwan, central and southern China and Hong Kong plus northern Vietnam. In their natural environment they grow at low altitudes… Read more »
Whilst staying at one of the most idyllic hotels called the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat in Yangshuo, China we walked to visit the nearby tourist attractions and one of these included a majestic Banyan Tree of epic proportions. It is located around 6km southwest of Yangshuo and set alongside the Gulin Li River and is a… Read more »
This was a collection of bonsai that kept inspiring, because in addition to a stunning massive collection of the finest Pinus massoniana there was a wide variety of other tree species on display as bonsai too including Giant Redwoods! This collection was in the Daliang County of Shunde in China in a place called Pinsongqiu,… Read more »
Here are a few more images from the Pine Garden ‘Pinsongqiu’ in China but focusing on the Figs that formed part of the stunning collection of Bonsai trees on display. The brick work pots were incredible and fascinating and a great way to showcase the roots of the figs to their advantage.